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Thank you for choosing RL Restaurant for your dinner reservation. Tables are reservation only for a two-hour time period, we do not accept walk-ins, and we no longer accept cash payments. We kindly ask that you wear your mask when not seated at the table.
Located adjacent to the Ralph Lauren Chicago flagship store on Michigan Avenue, RL Restaurant features the vision and décor of Ralph Lauren in a modern club atmosphere.
RL Restaurant offers classic American cuisine inspired by Ralph Lauren’s personal favorites. Seasonal dishes range from a chopped vegetable salad to a lobster roll sandwich, grilled fish of the day and steaks. On the cocktail list, guests can choose from classic drinks and a diverse selection of wines and other fine spirits.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Fresh Maine Lobster
Herb-breaded with Arugula, Shaved Parmesan & Baby Tomatoes
New York Strip Steak
Matre D'htel Butter
Dined outdoors on a chilly afternoon. Food and service were outstanding.
The heaters need to be spaced better. It was freezing at our table, while the folks at the table closest to the heater were able to loosen their outer wear.
I can’t say enough great things about this place. Delicious food, service was impeccable. We had the most amazing table in the bar right by fireplace. Was romantic and so fun. Bartender was terrific! Will come back again and again!
Food was not hot
French fries were terrible- used to be the best in town!
Servers always great
Always a good experience, waiter was wonderful.
Great service and food. An unpretentious menu of favorites that are prepared and staged perfectly.
Food was delicious and Al, who took care of us, was great. Love to come here.
Special birthday dinner. Our waiter was a bit snooty. Menu selections not what I remembered. Love this restaurant though- the decor is so beautiful.
We had a lit experience. Maybe add a limited brunch offering.
The vibe was good. The food was excellent.
Anniversary brunch sand everything about our visit was perfect. Food, service, setting could not have been better.
RL is a must do when visiting Chicago, and we never miss.
RL is an amazing restaurant. The food, staff, service and ambiance are A+++.
Even during the COVID era—RL’s somehow manages to maintain its one of a kind ambience and classy service.
Thanks for a great meal and a great time. We will be back.
My go-to place for lunch when in Chicago. Need to try the one in NYC when I get back there.
I had the red snapper blackened it was my first time trying red snapper it was cooked to perfection ,the spinach was sauteed just right, the salad was so fresh, the juice in the Mai Tai was refreshing and the brownie was so moist this is how food suppose to be cooked.
Lobster rolls brought back fond memories of Maine.
We heard that this place was a great brunch spot, but when we arrived they do not have any breakfast items. They were accommodating and offered a create your own omelette and a few other options, but I think we really missed the good brunch experience by not ordering something from the main menu.
Our waiter was the best, forget his name...but he was just the best!
The food was delicious and the staff really nice. I’ll definitely come back.
Great dining experience. Food and drinks were good. We ordered the kale salad with salmon and crab cakes and fries. We also ordered the Bottle of Prosecco.
Very tasty, comfortable, and enjoyable dining experience.
Always a wonderful experience at RL! And our waiter, Peter, is THE BEST! Thanks for a great afternoon!
The servers were rushed off their feet, so service was not attentive. Understandable given the current times. The food was bland- not up to par with what I usually find here. They usually serve bread as well- none of that this time. All in all, not like before, but hopefully that’s just a temporary pandemic thing. The ambiance is a great, as were the drinks, so I would certainly go back. The staff were also great, they just didn’t have the bandwidth to do themselves justice.
Call ahead if you want coconut cake!
Birthday girl had the incredible RL Burger with bacon and cheddar while I had Chicken Milanese that had a wonderfully tasty and crunchy breading encasing a surprisingly tender chicken breast. The accompanying side salad was perfect. We sat outside and while the weather was a bit nippy, the heat lamps took away the chill and made for a perfect night. Although there was no coconut cake, the server brought us a fudgy rum brownie that was a perfect substitute. Apparently, because of Covid, the coconut cake's presence is sporadic - server said to call ahead - which we will!
Amazing! The skirt steak is a big one and I got the Brussel sprouts (w bacon) on the side. The BEST was the lobster bisque. A must!
Always enjoy RL dining. Even under the most challenging COVID circumstances, the food was incredibly fresh, appealing and delicious. My friend and I enjoyed a long lovely lunch.
Can't wait to return.
We were sitting outside by the street. So it was a bit noisy, even though there is a line of bushes shielding us from the street. But the food and service were excellent! Lots of lobster in the lobster roll. Delicious!
Nice outdoor ambience
Great outdoor dining experience and excellent service / food
Visiting college daughter
The experience at RL was outstanding. The outdoor dining was perfect on a gorgeous Fall evening with heating lamps available as the night cooled. The service was terrific; from the precautions taken for dining guests to the knowledgeable and helpful suggestions made for wine and entrees. Spot on. Going back soon and making my reservations on OpenTable.
Honestly the food was amazing. Our server was so good at what he does. We booked late and got seating outside. Which I didn’t mind assuming they had heaters. But their heaters did not work. Honestly I went and stood by it and barely felt any heat. So for spending $200.00 the whole not having good heaters, kinda sucked.
ALWAYS GREAT! even during Covid. Tables spaced properly, everyone wearing masks
One of my favorites in Chicago.
RL is one of the very few places in Chicago to enjoy excellent liver, bacon suggest an addition of mashed potatoes and a green veg....yum!
RL Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 475-1100.
RL Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 6193 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.